2015 Le Pergole Torte, Montevertine, Tuscany, Italy

2015 Le Pergole Torte, Montevertine, Tuscany, Italy

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2015 Le Pergole Torte, Montevertine, Tuscany, Italy

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Montevertine

Montevertine

Montevertine is situated in the region of Radda, one of Tuscany’s prime areas for producing high-quality Chianti Classico wines. The estate is particularly famous for its commitment to traditional winemaking practices and the production of exceptional Sangiovese-based wines.

It was founded in 1967 by Sergio Manetti, who envisioned crafting wines that reflected the true essence of the Sangiovese grape and the terroir of Radda in Chianti. From the outset, Montevertine aimed to make wines that deviated from the official regulations of Chianti Classico to focus on purity and quality.

The vineyards are planted at relatively high altitudes, contributing to their wines’ freshness and vibrancy. The terroir of Radda in Chianti is characterized by a combination of soil types, including clay, schist, and limestone, which imparts unique characteristics to the grapes grown there.

The primary grape variety cultivated is Sangiovese. This classic Italian grape variety is known for producing wines with bright acidity, rich cherry flavors, and a balanced structure. In addition, they grow small amounts of Canaiolo and Colorino, which are traditional Tuscan red grape varieties.

One of Montevertine’s most famous wines is “Le Pergole Torte.” This wine is made exclusively from Sangiovese grapes and is considered one of the top examples of pure Sangiovese expression in Tuscany. It has gained a loyal following among wine enthusiasts and collectors worldwide.

Following Sergio Manetti’s vision, the estate labeled its wines “Vino da Tavola” (Table Wine) rather than seeking the Chianti Classico DOCG status. This decision was to maintain the freedom to experiment and produce wines in their desired style without being bound by strict appellation regulations.

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IGT Tuscany

IGT Tuscany

IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica) Tuscany is a wine classification from Italy's Tuscany region. It is one of the official wine classifications recognized by the Italian government. IGT is a step below the highest classification, DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita), and above the DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) level.

The IGT classification was introduced in 1992 to allow winemakers more flexibility in grape varieties and employ winemaking techniques while still ensuring a certain level of quality and geographical indication. This classification gives winemakers more freedom to experiment and innovate, deviating from the strict regulations of the DOC and DOCG classifications.

IGT Tuscany wines can be produced throughout the entire region of Tuscany, encompassing various sub-regions and terroirs within the area. This classification allows winemakers to use traditional Tuscan grape varieties, such as Sangiovese, and non-traditional grape varieties, including international ones like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, and others.

The IGT Tuscany classification gives winemakers the flexibility to create wines that showcase the unique characteristics of their specific vineyards and winemaking styles. It allows for experimentation with blending different grape varieties, using innovative winemaking techniques, and exploring new regional vineyard sites.

IGT Tuscany wines can vary greatly, from traditional and terroir-driven expressions to more modern and international styles. This classification has played a significant role in developing Super Tuscan wines, often IGT designated and known for their high quality and international recognition.

Overall, IGT Tuscany provides a platform for winemakers in the region to express their creativity and produce wines that reflect their unique vision while maintaining a connection to the rich heritage and traditions of winemaking in Tuscany.

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Sangiovese

Sangiovese

A black grape widely grown in Central Italy and the main component of Chianti and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano as well as being the sole permitted grape for the famed Brunello di Montalcino.

It is a high yielding, late ripening grape that performs best on well-drained calcareous soils on south-facing hillsides. For years it was blighted by poor clonal selection and massive overcropping - however since the 1980s the quality of Sangiovese-based wines has rocketed upwards and they are now some of the most sought after in the world.

It produces wines with pronounced tannins and acidity, though not always with great depth of colour, and its character can vary from farmyard/leather nuances through to essence of red cherries and plums. In the 1960s the advent of Super Tuscans saw bottlings of 100% Sangiovese wines, as well as the introduction of Sangiovese/Cabernet Sauvignon blends, the most famous being Tignanello.

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